Market Accessibility & Transportation Services
Indiana is known as the “Crossroads of America” and Muncie-Delaware County is positioned strategically at the center of Midwest commerce. A superior road system provides excellent four-lane access to both Interstate 69 (north/south) and Interstate 70 (east/west). Indiana’s excellent highway network is accessible to 80% of the population of both the United States and Canada within 24 hours. Muncie-Delaware County’s close proximity to customers means orders are filled faster, products speed to market, and inventories are reduces so profit margins rise. Muncie-Delaware County has four-lane access to Interstate 69 via State Road 332 and State Road 67 (8.5 miles). Interstate 70 has four-lane access via State Road 3 (23 miles).
Three international airports are located within a 90-minute drive of Muncie-Delaware County:
Indianapolis International Airport
75 miles/119 kilometers
Fort Wayne International Airport
75 miles/120 kilometers
Dayton, Ohio International Airport
80 miles/132 kilometers
The Indianapolis International Airport is served by Air Canada, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, AirTran, America Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and U.S. Airways. There is an average of 154 daily departures to 37 nonstop destinations.
The Muncie-Delaware County airport is a general aviation facility is named Johnson Field (MIE). It has a 6,500 foot runway and is capable of handling corporate aircraft as well as large commercial jets. Aircraft maintenance, service, sales and refueling is available on site from Muncie Aviation Company.
Rail transportation services are available from CSX and Norfolk Southern. Both are international transportation companies offering a variety of rail, container-shipping, intermodal, trucking and contract logistics services.
Motor Freight Carriers
With many carriers servicing Muncie through at least five terminals, manufacturers have reliable, convenient motor freight service at reasonable rates. Muncie’s centralized location allows shipping to be completed to all major national markets within a matter of days.
Ports of Indiana
Indiana has three ports serving the state. Those facilities are Jeffersonville, Burns Harbor, and Mount Vernon. The closest port to Muncie-Delaware County is Jeffersonville (170 miles). The state’s three-port system serves the world’s most productive industrial and agricultural region through a combination of strategic location, intermodal connections and specialized facilities. The Ports of Indiana is a quasi-governmental enterprise that operates a statewide system of ports, foreign trade zones and economic development programs under the authority of the Ports of Indiana Commission – a seven-member bipartisan board appointed by the governor.
FedEx / UPS Overnight and Ground Shipping
Muncie-Delaware County have both Federal Express and UPS shipping offices that provide overnight and other ground transportation services. Both UPS and Federal Express have shipping hubs at Indianapolis International Airport (74 miles). Listed below are shipping time maps from Muncie-Delaware County.